The Jewish Summer Festival in Budapest

 Summer is a great time to enjoy Budapest and the city makes the full use of this lovely time..Outdoor summer events, concerts, street fairs and festivals are popular in Budapest. There are a wide range of festivalsthroughout the year including some large-scale international events and smaller but unique festivals attracting thousands of visitors from Hungary and all over the world.  From classical concerts  to rock concerts to open-air theater performances , there is something for everyone. 

Currently, from August 26th to September 4th, the city is  alive with The 15th Jewish Summer Festival. First organized in 1998 , the Jewish Summer Festival’s goal was to introduce Jewish culture (music, dance, fine art, books and films) to as many people as possible. Since then the festival has been a great opportunity to find out everything about the Hungarian Jewish culture.

The event offers many programmes for Jewish and non-Jewish audience alike including a book fair, film festival, photo and fine arts exhibitions and performances such as klezmer music concert, cantor concert, classical music concerts, light music concerts, dancing and kosher cabaret. You can even taste Jewish gastronomic specialities.                                                                                                                                                        The center of the event is the spectacular Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, the second largest Synagogue in the world (after the one in NYC). Programs include concerts at the Rumbach Street Synagogue and at the Great Synagogue, movie screenings at Uránia Theatre and much more.

This year the Festival started with a concert by the Klezmeresz Band as part of the opening event in Budapest’s District 7 on Sunday.

In the coming days,  the Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra will give a concert in the Dohany Street Synagogue, including a performance by the young Hungarian violinists, sisters Agnes and Julia Pusker, as well as Israel’s 8-year-old Yoav Levanon, one of the world’s youngest pianists.

For the entire program visit the official website of the festival.

If you’re coming to Budapest for the Summer Festival(s), book your stay with us at Fraser Residence Budapest today! Our central Budapest hotel is located in Pest, off lively Corvin Promenade. Also conveniently located close to our serviced apartment in Budapest’s city centre are dozens of businesses, restaurants, shops and cafés.

Enjoy the space, privacy and self-catering convenience of serviced apartments in Budapest, with all the advantages of a top hotel – including state-of-the-art technology and friendly, multilingual staff. Guests of Fraser Residence Budapest also enjoy discounted rates at a nearby fitness centre with swimming pool, jacuzzis, saunas and day care for children. So for those of you who have kids, you can go attend the festival, knowing that your children are well looked after. Fraser Residence Budapest boasts contemporary, light, airy design and state-of-the-art technology throughout its 51 guest suites. Choose from spacious studios, fully equipped one- or two-bedroom apartments, or magnificent three-bedroom penthouse suites with a private roof terrace and soaring views over the city.

So stay with us and get your rock on!

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